Apr 11 2016
Anthony Loredo

Crain’s Chicago Names Centro as One of the Best Places to Work in 2016


City-Wide Survey of Chicago Professionals Gives Centro Accolades for Workplace Culture;

Generous Employee Benefits Help Propel Centro to Consistent Growth for More Than a Decade


CHICAGO – April 7, 2016 – Centro (centro.net), a provider of enterprise-class software for digital advertising, today announced it has been rated as the No. 6 Best Place to Work according to Crain’s Chicago Business. In previous years, Centro had been No. 1 on the list for four years straight. Crain’s Chicago’s research showed that Centro employees credit the company’s generous benefits that include unlimited vacation days, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision insurance, and more. It is a testament to how Centro balances strong growth with responsible business practices and caretaking of employee needs. The company is continuing to add to its team of software experts, media specialists and sales leaders, and opportunities to join can be found on centro.net/careers.


To compile the list of top companies in Chicago, Crain’s conducts an annual survey with Buck Consultants to gauge the sentiments of the regional workforce. The research spotlights Centro’s positive culture as a staple of its business character. In the past couple of years, many organizations have given the company recognition for its programs and benefits that keep employees happy. Centro’s awards include:

  • 1 on Crain’s Chicago Best Places to Work in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • 8 on Fortune’s Best Medium-Sized Workplaces in 2014, and No. 9 in 2015
  • 1 on Advertising Age’s Best Place to Work in Media & Advertising in 2014
  • 9 on Dallas Morning News Top Workplaces, Small Companies, in 2015
  • 6 on Crain’s New York Best Place to Work in 2014


“I am incredibly humbled and grateful for the appreciation our employees have bestowed upon Centro. Our efforts to build a lasting business that cares for employees, partners and customers are magnified by our position in Crain’s Chicago’s Best Place to Work list,” said Shawn Riegsecker, founder and CEO of Centro. “Our company’s focus on the well-being and happiness of our people has fueled the rapid growth and ascension Centro has experienced the past few years.”


To help drive its goal of making digital advertising easier for the people who work in the industry,

Centro added more than 200 team members throughout North America in 2015. The company is building the digital advertising industry’s first system-of-record technology for managing all aspects of the media buying lifecycle. Centro’s software platform automates and streamlines digital campaigns from start to finish across all sites, channels and devices.


Crain’s Chicago Business’ yearly survey with Buck Consultants, a human resources consulting firm, determines the Best Places to Work. With 191 companies applying and 13,100 professionals submitting survey responses, the evaluation examined a wide variety of quantitative and qualitative workplace factors.


About Centro

Centro (centro.net) is creating a platform to make digital advertising easier. Its enterprise-class software centralizes, organizes and automates all digital media campaigns across all channels, accessing both guaranteed and biddable inventory, to achieve any objective. Our holistic approach gives marketers a single system of record to fulfill their research, planning, buying, optimization, reporting and reconciliation needs. Since 2001, Centro has successfully planned and executed more than 250,000 campaigns across all digital display platforms and ad format types. Headquartered in Chicago with 32 offices in North America, Centro has received numerous accolades for its commitment to employees and workplace culture.


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Anthony Loredo